There is a prevalent air of restlessness and aimlessness.
Joshua urges the people to move beyond indecision to a clear-cut decision for God.
Most people take the easiest path, even thought that path leads them away from the path.
1. Joshua asks them to examine the facts and then decide (3-13)
2. Joshua extends the challenge to not just decide if they believe in the Lord or not, but to serve Him. (14)
1. follow the gods of Mesopotamia.
2. worship the gods of Egypt.
3. adopt the gods of the Canaanites.
4. the real God.
Paul repeated the same pattern in Romans
1. He lists the amazing truths of salvation. (ch. 1-11)
2. Challenges his readers to decide who they will serve. (ch. 12)
Four ingredients to making a true decision for God
1. We must be willing to quit straddling the fence.
2. A decision for Christ must not be taken lightly.
3. We must be willing to follow through with all that wehave.
4. We influence others with our choice.
The bottom-line choice of Israel had long-lasting results. (24, 31)